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The Devil Hates Mary

mary.mother.of.jesus.01While no one would claim that Mel Gibson is a theologian, he did follow sacred tradition closely in his movie, THE PASSION. Note that the devil or demonic entity in the film is constantly looking at Mary and even mocks the Nativity in one shocking scene as Jesus is scourged. The devil hates Mary. He was the great angel of light. He was a prince among the heavenly hosts. But he tarried to God’s summons and turned away. His pride made him forget his place before the Almighty. Obviously one who would compare himself to the deity would have a particular disgust for human creation. The devil looked at mankind as if we were just ants to stomp under foot. The possibility that God might join himself to such of his creatures was repugnant to him. Indeed, again looking at the film, the demon screams at the moment of Christ’s redemptive death because he realizes that this is precisely what God has done and he has lost his hold on the race of Adam and Eve, forever. Satan sees mankind merely as animated sacks of blood covered in meat. He hates us. Mary is the new Eve. He reserves a special hatred for her. If he could, he would have her despair; but failing in this, he will do all he can to hurt her. Like himself, she is purely a creature; unlike him, she still has in abundance what he has utterly lost, divine grace.

 

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2 Responses

  1. Thanks for sharing that father!

  2. Father Joe, How many of these reflections on Mary are you going to post? I want to read them all together.

    FATHER JOE:

    The posts on Mary:

    https://bloggerpriest.com/ask-a-priest/mary-our-mother/

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